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Presentation from the Earlham Schools Improvement Committee to the Earlham Community Schools Board October 29 th, 2009 One-to-One Computing for EHS (and other technology needs)
Why One-to-One Computing? The goal of one-to-one computing is for each student to have the technology resources necessary in the 21st century. One-to-one computing means each student has full-time access to a fully-functioning computer, the Internet, software, and online research materials to work collaboratively anytime and anywhere.
Necessary Components for Success Leadership Funding Infrastructure Professional Development Curriculum Results
The Goal Educators have long strived to provide a learning experience that not only reflects but is tailored to the needs and learning styles of individual students. The goal has been to reduce the distance between the student and knowledge, content and learning, experience and education. To that end, educational technology has been instrumental in making information available to students just in time, just in the right quantity, and in just the right way.
Administrators can more efficiently Identify systemic trends Gauge progress toward meeting AYP mandates Perform cohort and longitudinal analysis Provide teachers immediate access to student information, including historical performance, discipline, attendance and information from a central student profile Succession planning for staff
Teachers can more efficiently Differentiate instruction based on student performance Plan, schedule and track standards-aligned instruction with ease Provide access to exemplary lessons and instructional resources Analyze student progress and mastery of standards with item analysis and trend reports
Students can more effectively Increase use of technology as a tool to improve and accelerate learning Engage in improved student-teacher interaction Access “smart” interactive, multimedia content Prepare for higher education or a career
Talking Points- The Program Drivers Options for learning – student engagement More active learning environments Laptop students tend to be more attentive and interested Employability of students Preparing for students for life in a computer society Laptop students demonstrate superior writing skills Equity All students engaged in interactive & cooperative learning Students already accustomed to digital tools on a daily basis Options for assessment Beyond the traditional
Something for all students K-12 Audio system for grades 1-4 LCD’s in all classrooms Interactive whiteboards for elementary and middle school Laptop computers for all HS students Laptop computers for all teachers with professional development and curricula opportunities
Total Budget Needs Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 1:1 100K 100K 100K FT IT Staff 60K 60K 60K Professional Dev 12K 12K 12K Comp lease (existing) 20K 20K 20K Technology hdwe 38K 38K 38K TOTAL$230K$230K$230K
Technology Hardware Breakdown Sound system for classrooms -- grades 1-4 Interactive whiteboards for all elementary classrooms LCD’s for remaining classrooms not already installed (with speakers) Some software needs
Funding Source Assertions Needs to be a recurring source of revenue Needs to be a sustainable source of revenue Should not “overburden” local property tax payers Should provide for increases in expenditures over time
Possible Funding Sources SAVE – Secure and Advanced Vision for Education – Penny Sales Tax ISL – Instructional Support Levy
GENERAL FUND REVENUE Based on Student Enrollment Per Pupil of $5,768 – Set by the Legislature Property Taxes Uniform Levy = $5.40/$1,000 State Equalization Aid 87.5% of Per Pupil Cost Additional Property Taxes Additional Levy for Combined District Cost
OTHER GENERAL FUND REVENUE Miscellaneous Income Cash Reserve Levy – Only for items for which the District has Spending Authority Open Enrollment Tuition Whole Grade Sharing Tuition Interest on Investments Rental Income Textbook Fees
PHYSICAL PLANT AND EQUIPMENT - EXPENSES $108,575 Reserved for Capital Loan Lease to Own agreements – Technology Equipment, Copiers, School Bus Buildings Roof Repairs Maintenance Grounds Equipment Equipment Valued at over $500 Computers Projectors
Secured and Advanced Vision for Education – One Cent Sales Tax - Revenue Penny Sales Tax Generates county-wide dollars Distributed per pupil to districts in the county Statewide By Legislative Action Distributed per pupil statewide Total Revenue is approximately $425,000 depending on retail sales Projected to increase as county votes expire and more become part of the statewide pool
Secured and Advanced Vision for Education – One Cent Sales Tax - Expenditures Based on Revenue Purpose Statement at the time of Vote Can be used for abatement of property taxes for bonded indebtedness Can be used for Revenue Bonding for new construction projects Can be used for any PPEL expense Not part of Earlham CSD Revenue Purpose Statements New Statement must be voted in by sunset of original Without new vote, must be used to abate property taxes for infrastructure
Instructional Support Levy Length of Time 5 Years – Voter or Board Approved 10 Years – Voter Approved Funding Source Property Tax Income Surtax – Must be $1 of property tax Combination of both Funding Level Based on District Property Valuations Can not Exceed 10% of Regular Program District Cost (Students X Cost/Pupil)
How to Proceed? Need a public vote on penny tax for revenue purpose statement – Not more money, just authorization for Board to have flexibility to decide on how the money is spent You, the Board, can make the decision on the ISL for five years without a public vote However, if during public hearings, there is an outcry, the Board could opt to switch, go for the public vote for a ten year plan completely funded by ISL.
Committee Recommendation We plan on a revenue purpose statement public vote The School Board decides to: Fund $100,000 from the SAVE funds reserve (currently stands at about $700,000 and the prospect of new school not so impending – SAVE generates approx. $425,000/yr.) Fund $130,000 from ISL at 5% rate or $0.71 per $1000 Conduct public hearings as required Be prepared to switch strategies if necessary or if petitioned to hold public vote on ISL; in this case, we recommend asking for a ten-year ISL not to exceed 10%
Policy Setting An essential aspect to policy is that it should be constantly evaluated and modified as needed in order to be the most beneficial. A systematic approach to policy formulation will enable policymakers to establish realistic policies in reasonable time frames. Central to the process is the goal.